Augury’s Podcast

Manufacturing Meet Up

Your place for real talk about working efficiently and kicking back on your downtime. Pull up a chair and join manufacturing veterans Ed Ballina and Alvaro Cuba as they break down factory life.


Episode 6

AMA: Core skills, 4.0 tech for M&R, and precision maintenance

Episode 5

Breaking down the alphabet soup of operational excellence

Episode 3

The rise of “new-collar” jobs and top plant tour tips

Episode 2

AMA: Best Vibration Analysis Setup?

Episode 1

Tackling Turnover with Tech and Training


Meet Our Hosts

Alvaro Cuba

Alvaro Cuba has more than 35 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles in operations and supply chain as well as tenure in commercial and general management for the consumer products goods, textile, automotive, electronics and internet industries. His professional career has taken him to more than 70 countries, enabling him to bring a global business view to any conversation. Today, Alvaro is a strategic business consultant and advisor in operations and supply chain, helping advance start-ups in the AI and advanced manufacturing space.

Ed Ballina

Ed Ballina was formerly the VP of Manufacturing and Warehousing at PepsiCo, with 36 years of experience in manufacturing and reliability across three CPG Fortune 50 companies in the beverage and paper industries. He previously led a team focused on improving equipment RE/TE performance and reducing maintenance costs while improving field capability. Recently, Ed started his own supply chain consulting practice focusing on Supply Chain operational consulting and equipment rebuild services for the beverage industry.